Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to dredge the Calabar port in Cross River State to ease the gridlock along the Apapa, Lagos State, seaports corridor.
The President-General of MWUN, Adewale Adeyanju, in a chat with Financial Street to mark the Workers’ Day, also stressed the need for closer monitoring of the influx of expatriates, who he accused of taking the jobs meant for Nigerians.
“We seize this opportunity to call on government to expedite action on improving access to our ports through the dredging of thr Calabar port.
“It should also monitor the influx of the so-called expatriates, who have taken over jobs that Nigerians are eminently competent to undertake,” he said.
Adeyanju reiterated the need for the International Oil Companies to comply with the extant stevedoring regulations.
He added, “More importantly, we wish to use this opportunity to call on the government to enjoin IOCs to comply with extant stevedoring regulations, which they flout with impunity and disregard to our national security architecture.
“As Nigerian workers celebrate, MWUN wishes them well and assures of its commitment to partner with the stakeholders to move the maritime sector, the gateway to our national economy, forward.”
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